Kidd-Gilchrist totaled 16 points (6-11 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 4-7 FT) seven rebounds, two assists and two steals across 26 minutes in Friday's 108-99 loss to the Bucks.
Kidd-Gilchrist was already having a decent night, but he turned on the gas when Kemba Walker (neck) was forced off the floor. Although there wasn't a lot of time left, the Kentucky product took his game up a notch. As he toils in his seventh year with the Hornets, he spends yet another year as a role player on a crowded depth chart. After signing a four-year, $52 million contract in 2015, he's failed to make a significant impact. Although he's a strong defensive player, those skills don't translate to fantasy relevance.
Kidd-Gilchrist racked up 15 points (4-7 FG, 0-2 3Pt, 7-7 FT), two rebounds, an assist and two steals across 30 minutes Thursday against Sacramento.
Kidd-Gilchrist managed to respond in a positive manner after being bottled up for just three points in his previous contest Monday in San Antonio. He shot an impressive 57.1 percent from the field and drained all seven of his attempts from the charity stripe in a 114-95 win. It's also worth noting that Charlotte's bench accounted for well over half of the Hornets' points on the night (75 of 114). Despite this strong showing from Kidd-Gilchrist, he's averaging just 7.7 points and 4.8 rebounds through 36 games this season.
Kidd-Gilchrist contributed 12 points (6-10 FG, 0-1 FT), eight rebounds, two assists, two steals and two blocks across 20 minutes in Wednesday's 110-99 win over the Cavaliers.
Kidd-Gilchrist responded with his best game since ehe took some personal time Wednesday night, posting numbers we'd expect from the youthful Kidd-Gilchrist. He has always been a points and rebounds talent, lacking passing skills, but his play around the rim is a reason he made a name for himself. His efficient close-range shooting and defensive effort allow him to gain minutes on the roster, but he will have to continue to post productive outings before he can claim back a larger role like he once had.
Kidd-Gilchrist (personal) took part in practice Thursday, Rod Boone of The Athletic reports.
Kidd-Gilchrist was held out of Wednesday's game due to a personal matter, but his presence at practice Thursday is an encouraging sign ahead of Friday's matchup with the Knicks. At this point, expect the forward to be back in the rotation, likely in a bench capacity.
Kidd-Gilchrist has been ruled out of Wednesday's game against the Pistons for personal reasons.
The circumstances behind Kidd-Gilchrist's absence is unknown at this time, so he should be considered questionable for the Hornets' next game, Friday against the Knicks. His absence could open up some more time for rookie Miles Bridges. More information on Kidd-Gilchrist's status should come out folowing Wednesday's game.
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